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Brazil Wants Big Soccer Stars Back For World Cup

VOXXI | Alfonso Duro | Posted 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices

We are 18 months away from what promises to be a memorable soccer World Cup. In the summer of 2014, Brazil will host soccer’s biggest celebration...

Ganso to Miss Brazil Friendlies Due to Knee Surgery

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 07.24.2012 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Ganso's absence from the Brazilian national team creates a gaping hole in midfield for Mano Menezes. Ganso is known for his ability to read an entire game in ways paralleled only by the aging stars Ronaldinho and Kaka.

Menezes Holds Bar High for Kaka's Return to Selecao

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 05.30.2012 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Brazil coach Mano Menezes has explained his decision not to include Kaka in the preliminary roster for the Olympics by noting that he would prefer Kaka play the entire pre-season for Real Madrid.

Brazil Includes Ronaldinho on Preliminary Squad for Olympics

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 05.16.2012 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Brazil national coach Mano Menezes announced a preliminary list of 51 players for the 2012 Olympic games in London on Wednesday.

Brazil Scrape to 2-1 Victory Over Bosnia and Herzegovina

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 04.30.2012 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Brazil scraped to a 2-1 victory over Bosnia & Herzegovina thanks to goals by Marcelo and an own goal inspired by a powerful Hulk cross. Mano opted for...

Mano Menezes Selects Ronaldinho, Neymar, Ganso and Hulk for Brazil Squad Against Bosnia

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 04.16.2012 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Brazil national football coach Mano Menezes announced an intriguing line-up for the February 28 friendly against Bosnia by selecting Ronaldinho, Ganso, Neymar, Hulk and Leandro Damiao.

Neymar Voted South American Player of 2011

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 03.02.2012 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

No Brazilian has won the award since Romario in 2000. Neymar's achievement caps a phenomenal year for the 19 year old Brazilian.

Mano Recalls Ronaldinho and the Hulk

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 10.20.2011 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

The call-up represented the most candid admission so far of the inefficacy of his squad selections.

Copa America: Mighty Brazil Held to Draw by Venezuela

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 09.04.2011 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Brazil drew 0-0 against Venezuela on July 3 in a disappointing match for the Selecao that highlighted, once again, its inability to convert high percentage chances into goals despite a bevy of opportunities.

Santos Defeats Penarol 2-1 in Copa Libertadores Final

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 08.23.2011 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Santos's most famous player, Pele, celebrated with tears of joy after seeing his club team hoist the Copa Libertadores title for the first time in 48 years.

2011 Copa Libertadores Final Preview: Santos vs. Penarol

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 08.21.2011 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Brazilian club Santos and Uruguay's Penarol square off on Wednesday in Sao Paulo in the final of the Copa Libertadores, one of the most important club competitions in South American football.